rhyme or reason

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Logic. Common sense.

Etymology:

  • Attributed to the poet Edmund Spenser in a conversation with Queen Elizabeth I . Translation from Middle French n'y avoir ryme ne raison.
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He would often fly into an unexpected rage without rhyme or reason.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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